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Ch 42: MTLE Mathematics: Parametric, Polar & Vector Functions

About This Chapter

The Parametric, Polar & Vector Formations chapter is part of our MTLE Mathematics preparation course. Our short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes can help you prepare for the exam.

MTLE Mathematics: Parametric, Polar & Vector Formations - Chapter Summary

Do all you can to prepare for questions on the MTLE Mathematics exam. In this Parametric, Polar & Vector Formations chapter, our expert instructors will you walk you through the concepts that surround this geometric topic. This chapter covers:

  • Parametric equations
  • Parametric and rectangular forms
  • Particle motion and polar coordinates
  • Switching between rectangular and polar coordinates
  • Adding, multiplying and subtracting vectors
  • Normal and unit vectors
  • The graphing of vector functions

With a combination of our expert instructors and self-assessment quizzes, you'll be able to review these principles at your own pace. Plus, with our convenient video tags and accurate transcripts, you'll never have to worry about missing information. Whether you just need a quick review or a more comprehensive lesson on parametric, polar and vector formations, this is the chapter for you.

8 Lessons in Chapter 42: MTLE Mathematics: Parametric, Polar & Vector Functions
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Evaluating Parametric Equations: Process & Examples

1. Evaluating Parametric Equations: Process & Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to evaluate a parametric equation for any given parameter. Learn the steps involved and what the complete answer looks like.

Converting Between Parametric & Rectangular Forms

2. Converting Between Parametric & Rectangular Forms

There are all kinds of ways of writing equations. Learn about parametric equations in this video lesson. Learn how you can convert between parametric equations and their equivalent rectangular equations.

Using Parametric Equations to Describe Projectile Motion

3. Using Parametric Equations to Describe Projectile Motion

Projectile motion equations are often written with position coordinates expressed as functions of a parameter. In this lesson, after showing how to derive these equations, we present an application.

Polar Coordinates: Definition, Equation & Examples

4. Polar Coordinates: Definition, Equation & Examples

Discover a new way of graphing with polar coordinates. In this lesson, you will learn the definition of polar coordinates, how they can be calculated, and in what types of problems they will be useful. Practice what you have learned with example problems and a quiz after the lesson.

How to Convert Between Polar & Rectangular Coordinates

5. How to Convert Between Polar & Rectangular Coordinates

Symmetry in a math problem may suggest a change of coordinate systems. In this lesson we show how to convert between two common coordinate systems: polar and rectangular.

Performing Operations on Vectors in the Plane

6. Performing Operations on Vectors in the Plane

After watching this video lesson, you should be able to add, subtract, and multiply your vectors. Learn how easy it is to perform these operations and what you need to keep in mind when performing these operations.

How to Find Unit & Normal Vectors

7. How to Find Unit & Normal Vectors

Unit vectors point in the direction of a vector and a normal vector is perpendicular to a vector. In this lesson, we will investigate how to determine unit and normal vectors.

How to Graph Vector Functions

8. How to Graph Vector Functions

Vector functions are often used to describe the position of an object in space. Graphing a vector function is one way to create a visual representation of the motion of the object. In this lesson, you'll learn the steps you need to take to graph vector functions.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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